Cowboys, Gentlemen & Cattle Thieves

Cowboys, Gentlemen & Cattle Thieves

Ranching on the Western Frontier

Book - 2000
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Prostitution, gunfights, bar-room brawls and cattle rustling -while prevailing images from the American old West - have typically been absent from histories of the Canadian frontier. In Cowboys, Gentlemen and Cattle Thieves Warren Elofson demonstrates that the Canadian frontier was less restrained, law-abiding and insulated from death and violence than has been believed. He challenges traditional views that Canadian ranching society was a microcosm of the Old World, arguing that the greatest influence on ranchers and settlers was the need to deal with the frontier environment.
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780773521001
0773521003
9780773532526
Branch Call Number: 971.202 ELO 2000
Characteristics: xx, 202 p. : ill

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